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Meet the Muskrats: Algonac softball to play in state quarterfinal today – By Calli Newberry

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By Calli Newberry

Algonac won its first regional softball trophy in school history on Saturday, defeating Canton Prep 18-0 and following it up with a 16-0 victory over Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett. 

The Muskrats will look to continue their historic run as they play Grass Lake today at Adrian College in the MHSAA Division 3 Quarterfinal game. The first pitch is set for 4 o’clock, but before then, get to know the team: 

Carlie Baumgarten, Class of 2023

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Position: Catcher

Nickname: Carl

Walkup song: Fergalicious by Fergie

Kenna Bommarito, Class of 2024

Position: Pitcher, first base

Nickname: Kennard

Walkup song: Down With The Sickness by Disturbed 

Tori Boyd, Class of 2023

Position: Outfielder 

Nickname: Tor

Walkup song: Life is Good by Future feat. Drake 

Deanna Delange, Class of 2023

Position: First base, pitcher

Nickname: Dee 

Walkup song: Who Let The Dogs Out by Baha Men

She is responsible for the team’s southern accents. 

Sophia DuVernay, Class of 2022

Position: Catcher

Nickname: Soph

Walkup song: Turn My Swag On by Soulja Boy

Breadin Kunnath, Class of 2025

Position: Second base, outfield

Nickname: Brandon

Walkup song: Still Dre by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg 

Jaycee Reams, Class of 2025

Positon: Third base, pitcher

Nickname: JZ

Walkup song: Despicable Me by Pharrell Williams (From the movie)

Anna Sampier, Class of 2022

Position: Outfield

Nickname: N/A

Walkup song: Industry Baby by Lil Nas X

Maria Simpson, Class of 2022

Position: Shortstop 

Nickname: MARIE (It must be screamed.)

Walkup song: Desperado by Rihanna

Ella Stephenson, Class of 2023

Position: Outfield, shortstop 

Nickname: El (with a southern accent)

Walkup song: Father Stretch My Hands by Kanye West

Camden Thaler, Class of 2024

Position: Outfield 

Nickname: Cam

Walkup song: Hotel Room Service by Pitbull

Brianna Thomason, Class of 2022

Position: Second base

Nickname: Bri or Beast Mode 

Walkup song: Praise God by kanye 

Ainsley Trombley, Class of 2024

Position: First base, catcher, 

Nickname: Ains

Walkup song: Big Pimpin’ by Jay-Z

Alicia Vernier, Class of 2025

Position: Catcher

Nickname: Miss Kisha

Walkup song: Hot by Young Thug

Sierra Vosler, Class of 2024

Position: Outfield 

Nickname: Sierr

Walkup song: Pose by Yo Gotti

This special group of athletes has seen more success than any previous Algonac softball team, claiming the school’s first regional title. As they’ve said all year, “Why not us?” And so far, they haven’t given reasons to doubt them. 

These athletes have been hard at work with one goal in mind: June. 

It may be one small word representing just one month, but with each game they’ve played this month, they’ve gotten one step closer to their ultimate goal, and have made history along the way. 

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